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May 25, 2020. NASA dispatches Commander Bachman "Bach" Turner on a perilous mission to find four astronauts lost beyond Earth's solar system. Minutes after rescue, the edge of a lethal, swirling cloud of galactic plasma draws the earthship deeper into space and deposits it on a strange planet.
Bach's troubles multiply when his crewmates are abducted by an evil army of Rooks-Rulers of other kingdoms. His rescue by Altemus Rider, the patriarch of a clan of geniuses, and his daughter Star, lands Bach in a beleaguered future world where he delves into alien technology with the single-minded goal of finding his crewmates and returning to Earth.
In this unstable Zone of space, time is running out on all life forms, few can be trusted, and Bach's DNA is of particular interest to one alien. When he learns of a tunnel of light on a distant mount he cautiously ventures in. There, the Creator speaks, commanding him to undertake a mission through this weird, inverted galaxy in search of those with a sacred icon.
After a race among planets of future and past with Star at his side, Bach's prophetic mission takes an unthinkable turn when deep space rumbles a forewarning-and he realizes that he didn't get the Creator's final instruction.
Where will he take the rescued ones? And where are his crewmates?
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"A remarkable good versus evil tale...overtones of C.S. Lewis in abundance...exceptionally savvy and well-constructed tale..." - Peter Sykes, Sci-Fi Lists --Sci-Fi Lists Sci-Fi Lists
Alpha Rising scored a perfect 20 out of 20 judging points.
"...a rich and imaginative tale...exceptionally well-written. Use every means to promote this book, it deserves a large audience." - Writers Digest (Int'l Book Awards) -- Writers Digest International Book Awards
"Alpha Rising soars to the top of my list of great books...a thrilling taste of the extraordinary! ...credible and compelling...there is a startling sense of reality in this book...."
- Joyce Handzo, In the Library Reviews -- In the Library Reviews
"...lots of great things to say about Alpha Rising...G.L. Douglas has definitely got the right stuff when it comes to evoking interest...character development is strong..." - Paul Weiss, Sci-Fi Reader --Sci-Fi Reader
"...suspense-filled book. You must, must, read this book with a clear mind, and please don't turn back to recapture the details...great reading...I still think about what could have happened."
- Danelle Drake for Reader Views
News Release - May 5, 2009: Alpha Rising awarded Honorable Mention in Science Fiction--2009 San Francisco Book Festival.
News Release - December 10, 2008: Alpha Rising awarded Honorable Mention in Genre Fiction--2008 London Book Festival.
News Release - July 12, 2008: Alpha Rising awarded Honorable Mention in two categories, Science Fiction and Wild Card--2008 Hollywood Book Festival in Hollywood, California.
News Release - March 1, 2008: Alpha Rising scores perfect 20 out of 20 in Plot, Grammar, Character development and Cover design--Writer's Digest 15th Annual International Self-Published Book Awards.
News Release - October 20, 2007: Alpha Rising awarded Honorable Mention in Genre-based Fiction--DIY Convention's 6th Annual Book Festival in Hollywood, CA.
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Book Description IUniverse, Inc., New York, 2007. Soft cover. Condition: New. new mint condition. Seller Inventory # F29F23
Book Description iUniverse, Inc., 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0595411002